Pity (2018)

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The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he's willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.

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Critic Reviews for Pity

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

A disturbing and oftentimes very funny satire-drama, Pity is about that complex, primal human craving called empathy and the distance we're willing to go to summon it.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Its sharpest passages ... exert the bracing, mouth-shuddering tang of neat ouzo: You know how it's going to taste, but it leaves you wincing anyway.

Jan 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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As stylized as Makridis' second feature is, it's grounded in recognizable behavior, and its sly, dry playfulness reverberates with fascinating questions about emotions and how we portray them.

Jan 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The Greek Weird Wave's tendency to be uncompromising towards the audience is to be expected, and the cruelty that eventually emerges in Pity is unfortunately pretty predictable thanks to the brutality present in both The Lobster and Dogtooth.

Oct 20, 2018 | Full Review…

A delightfully nasty piece of work, refusing to let either the lawyer or the audience off the hook as Makridis keenly observes how expressing sympathy has become ritualized to the point it no longer has meaning.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The situations are hilarious and horrifying all at once, the winning combination that makes every moment feel like a metaphorical punch in the gut... exactly the way our protagonist would like it.

Aug 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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